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Tracy Kennedy Draft Flexi Learning Plan


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Flexible teaching and learning plan developed to enable a more flexible (open access) approach to the delivery of an existing course within the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) - Otago Polytechnic, NZ.

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Tracy Kennedy Draft Flexi Learning Plan

  1. 1. Draft Flexible Learning Plan Sustaining Fashion Course requirement DFLP February 2009 Fashion @ The School of Design Otago Polytechnic Tracy Kennedy:
  2. 2. Executive summary <ul><li>Enabling sustainable fashion design graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Student awareness of issues </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of sustainable practice into an existing course – FDS4 Production Block </li></ul><ul><li>A flexible approach to teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>A flexible teaching and learning tool/resource could be developed to enable this process </li></ul><ul><li>A tool that enhances learning across several contexts and is readily available to both students and industry </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project Background <ul><li>A requirement to integrate sustainability into the design curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>A need to inform and educate future design graduates about sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable business options as the future </li></ul><ul><li>Existing course with potential to more fully integrate sustainable practice initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for industry involvement “buy in” </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a flexible delivery of information that can be widely accessed by students and industry alike </li></ul>
  4. 4. Existing course – future potential <ul><li>FDS4 Level 7 Professional Practice course currently delivered at year 2 of the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) </li></ul><ul><li>A group industry project that requires the design, marketing and manufacturing of a range of garments (fit for purpose) for a local retailer </li></ul><ul><li>Initial lecture series on small business practice, sustainable fashion design, marketing and retail. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible teaching and learning focus: </li></ul><ul><li>The lecture series could be accessed by a wider audience and utilised by both students within the programme, graduates and industry. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Aims/Goals <ul><li>1. Short term: develop a more flexible teaching and learning plan that incorporates and adds to current design sustainability teaching and learning within the School of Fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Long term/ongoing : create a flexible teaching and learning tool/resource that will enable design sustainability to be taught within a variety of contexts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objectives <ul><li>Short term : Re-look at an existing professional practice course and consider how it could be more flexible in delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Make the theory component of FDS4 widely accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term : Develop a flexible teaching and learning tool to enable students and practitioners to engage more fully with sustainable design possibilities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Performance indicators (outcomes) <ul><li>Short term : students, graduates and industry being able to access and utilise existing teaching and learning of fashion design and sustainable practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term : a resource/tool available (easily accessed) by a variety of learners through open access and flexible delivery. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flexible learning analysis <ul><li>Current students and future students outside the polytechnic (graduates, industry) require access to information beyond the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>delivery off campus </li></ul><ul><li>online access to information </li></ul><ul><li>access to information in both hardcopy and digital format available </li></ul><ul><li>flexible hours </li></ul><ul><li>timely feedback from lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>quick access to current information </li></ul>
  9. 9. Provision of services <ul><li>Both digital and paper copies of lecture notes, resources and information </li></ul><ul><li>Digital access blended learning via an online teaching and learning site such as ‘moodle’ </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion board/lecturer feedback available via moodle or perhaps a social networking site </li></ul>
  10. 10. Current services available <ul><li>Open access education: ‘Moodle’, wikieducator, various websites devoted to small business and sustainable practice </li></ul><ul><li>Successful industry examples of sustainable fashion and business practices </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight and utilize links to complimentary sites as part of the course </li></ul>
  11. 11. Addressing the issues
  12. 12. Sustainability <ul><li>Social : enabling onsite and offsite students/graduates and industry to access relevant information and network with each other (promotion of a community of learning from all levels of the fashion industry) </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological : better use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Economics : institutional savings in resources; wider more diverse use of lecturer time; marketing of the fashion course and polytechnic </li></ul>
  13. 13. Access & equity <ul><li>Provide access to computer network through community learning centres </li></ul><ul><li>Both online and hardcopy resources and information made available </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cultural diversity <ul><li>Insuring resources and links available to relevant sites e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Maori business networks: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Insuring inclusiveness </li></ul>
  15. 15. Institutional strategic direction Otago Polytechnic <ul><li>Alignment with the sustainable strategic planning of Otago Polytechnic </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing and adhering to Otago Polytechnics commitment to providing flexible and blended teaching and learning models </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Budget <ul><li>Development of blended and online learning is part of the ongoing development of courses </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and lecturer training may be required e.g.moodle; could be done in-house </li></ul><ul><li>Costs related to later development of a teaching and learning resource would require funding: </li></ul><ul><li>within the Polytechnic or </li></ul><ul><li>outside agencies such as an Ako Aotearoa grant. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Time line for development <ul><li>Dept approval early 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Development & testing of course content 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Online by Term 4 2010 (maybe 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource: ongoing development – funding application end 2009 for 2010 (Beeby fund Ako Aotearoa) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Feedback <ul><li>Feedback is appreciated and can be placed on the writers blog: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Thankyou </li></ul>